Heart Disease

A Wake-Up Call from the Heart

Frank Rella was teaching a high school music class when he had a wake-up call that changed his life. Frank felt pain in his chest and left work early.

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High Blood Pressure Signs

Blood pressure is the measure of the force of blood against arteries. Do you have high blood pressure? Do you know what are common symptoms and signs of high blood pressure?

Your Resting Heart Rate Is Telling You More Than You Think

Your Resting Heart Rate (RHR) is your heart rate upon waking in the morning, before you get out of bed and start your breakfast, shower and commute to work. Studies are now finding that your Resting Heart Rate is an indicator of your basic fitness level and a strong predictor of cardiovascular health. Normal Adult Range […]

Simple Ways to Raise Your HDL (That”s the good cholesterol)

I just got my new cholesterol numbers. And to be honest my HDL cholesterol could sure go up. I have researched some ways to boost my number and wanted to pass them on to you.

Doctor checking blood pressure of a patient

Going Beyond the Annual Physical For Men

We all know a guy (or many guys) who avoid visiting the doctor for an annual checkup by saying things like “the human body is a marvelous machine.  Treat it kindly and it will treat you well a hundredfold”.  And indeed, while this may be somewhat true, it doesn’t substitute for regular checkups.  Why? Because in […]